Conservatives Gear Up For War To Keep Top Women’s Rights Attorney Off The Bench

Ian Millhiser writes for Think Progress: “Two years ago, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned that her historic work for the ACLU to achieve constitutional equality for women ‘would probably disqualify me’ from confirmation if she were nominated to the bench today. Twenty-three years after Justice Ginsburg became a judge, President Obama nominated another top women’s rights attorney to the court where Ginsburg began her service on the bench. How the Senate receives this nominee, Georgetown Law Professor Nina Pillard, will demonstrate whether Ginsburg was right that a lawyer whose career path parallels her own can no longer become a judge — and leading conservatives are already prepping to make Ginsburg’s fears a reality.”